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Appalachian State University

Searching for The Brown Mountain Lights

For more than 100 years, mysterious lights have shone over western North Carolina's Linville Gorge and Brown Mountain. In that time people have attributed the lights to everything from swamp gas to train lights to aliens and yet no one knows exactly what they are. Watch as two Appalachian State University Astronomers use special cameras to investigate the lights.

Ultrasound for Muscles

Ultrasound for Muscles
May 19, 2015 
Muscles need lots of supplies to keep them moving. They need high-energy molecules, calcium, salts and most importantly sugars. 
Our long stringy muscle fibers keep a plentiful store of sugar in the form of glycogen to keep them fueled through long exercise. And as marathon runners and long distance cyclists can tell you, when the glycogen runs out, it’s not pretty.

The Butcher and the Knight

Scientists Discover Two New Prehistoric Reptiles in North Carolina
May 19, 2015


Getting around Durham was different 230 million years ago. 

On the plus side, you would have had zero chance of getting stuck in traffic on I-85, and finding parking at Duke or at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park would have been a breeze. You would, however, have constantly been on the lookout for the 9-foot-long crocodiles running around on their hind legs trying to eat you.